O Holy Night
Music: Adolphe Charles Adam
Text: Placide Cappeau (English translation by John Sullivan Dwight)
- O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth; Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;
- Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand; So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, Then came the wise men from Orient land. The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger, In all our trials born to be our friend. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;
- Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace; Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother, And in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy name.
Chorus: Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angels’ voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night divine, O night, O night divine.
Chorus: He knows our need, To our weakness is no stranger; Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend! Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Chorus: Christ is the Lord, O praise His name forever! His power and glory evermore proclaim! His power and glory evermore proclaim!
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